We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


If you are a self employed teacher or school looking for support with regards to planning for the forthcoming academic year then please click here.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Musician/band interviews

There are lots of fantastic musicians in Gloucestershire.  This page contains interviews with just a few of them.  If you'd like to share your stories just email us with your contact details and we'll be in touch.

Joe Craven and Josef Kaspar, based in Stroud, tell us about their band Body Clocks and how their unique sound is created through layering and looping beats with ambient soundscapes, live double bass and guitar.  Read more...


Cheltenham based Halfway to Nowhere were one of nine bands to make it through to the world's largest music competition Music for Youth.  Read more...



Ahead of their Battle of the Bands and Massacre Festival, Gloucester student Ben Finnegan and Callum Smith talked to us about learning and making music in Gloucester, and their hopes for the local music scene.  Read more...

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